out of line

idiom

Definition of out of line

informal
: beyond what is reasonable or allowable : not right or appropriate Your behavior is out of line. These prices are way out of line.

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“Out of line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20line. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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